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How was the horn asssembly painted?

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  • Larry
    Was the horn and bracket painted black as an assembly? When I took apart my horn assembly, the inside of the back housing was unpainted and the carriage bolts
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 29, 2006
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      Was the horn and bracket painted black as an assembly? When I took
      apart my horn assembly, the inside of the back housing was unpainted
      and the carriage bolts appear to be cadmium plated with the heads and
      hex nuts painted black. That gives me the impression it was painted
      as an assembly. Now here's whats got me stumped. The center bell
      appears to be stainless or aluminum and shows no sign of ever having
      been painted but the inside the the front housing appears to have been
      painted black. Now I have to assume it was painted before it was
      assembled.
      Also, there are two sets of thin sheet metal spacers on the bracket
      that were sandwiched together between the long screws and round
      spacers. When separated they appear to be plated cadium, zinc or maybe
      they were just raw metal. The bracket and spacers are rusty so I don't
      know if they were painted as an assembly.
      Does any one know how the horn assembly appeared when new?
      Thanks, Larry
    • mrcooby
      In Crosley@yahoogroups.co ... bracket painted black as an assembly? When I took ... assembly, the inside of the back housing was unpainted ... bolts appear to
      Message 2 of 2 , Jan 30, 2006
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        Crosley@...
        m, "Larry" wrote:
        >
        > Was the horn and
        bracket painted black
        as an assembly? When
        I took
        > apart my horn
        assembly, the inside
        of the back housing
        was unpainted
        > and the carriage
        bolts appear to be
        cadmium plated with
        the heads and
        > hex nuts painted
        black. That gives me
        the impression it was
        painted
        > as an assembly.
        ~~~~~~~~~R:~~~~~~~~~~~
        Wow, Larry; that's
        one on me. I assume
        it's on a postwar car?

        I *think* that
        Sparton built both
        Crosley's horns and
        brackets, and that
        they were painted
        before delivery to
        Crosley, but that's
        only an educated
        assumption.

        Anybody??
        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        Now here's whats
        got me stumped. The
        center bell
        > appears to be
        stainless or aluminum
        and shows no sign of
        ever having
        > been painted but
        the inside the the
        front housing appears
        to have been
        > painted black.
        ~~~~~~~~~~R:~~~~~~~~~~
        I think the bells
        were spun rather than
        stamped as it's
        easier to form that
        shape by spinning.
        And steel can't be
        spun, but aluminum
        (and brass) can.
        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        Now I have to assume
        it was painted before
        it was
        > assembled.
        > Also, there are two
        sets of thin sheet
        metal spacers on the
        bracket
        > that were
        sandwiched together
        between the long
        screws and round
        > spacers. When
        separated they appear
        to be plated cadmium,
        zinc or maybe
        > they were just raw
        metal. The bracket
        and spacers are rusty
        so I don't
        > know if they were
        painted as an
        assembly.
        ~~~~~~~~~~R:~~~~~~~~~~
        Here goes another
        educated guess: I'd
        say they were both
        painted at the horn
        supplier, and the
        spacers are probably
        cadmium.
        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        > Does any one know
        how the horn assembly
        appeared when new?
        > Thanks, Larry
        >
        ~~~~~~~~~~~R:~~~~~~~~~
        Great questions,
        Larry. Anybody??

        =Lou=
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